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WHERE LD / ADHD MEETS FUN
What happens when you combine the FUN of the 92nd Street Y Camp Yomi with a life-changing mentoring experience for kids with LD / ADHD?
Camp Eye to Eye — an incredibly fun and unforgettable summer event for students entering 4th to 8th grade with LD / ADHD. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with LD / ADHD with successful college and high school mentors who have similar labels.
CAMP EYE TO EYE FAQs
WHAT KIND OF KIDS DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE SERVE?
Camp Eye to Eye is for students entering 4th to 8th grade who have a language/math/reading - based learning disability and/or ADHD as a primary diagnosis. Most of our campers are from the New York City area, but we also have campers joining us from other areas of the country.
WHERE DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Camp Yomi, in Rockland County, NY. Pick up and drop off will take place at the 92nd street Y in NYC. More information on Camp Yomi can be found on the 92nd Street Y website: http://www.92y.org/Camps/Yomi
WHEN DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held July 6-10.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE PROVIDE?
Camp Eye to Eye seeks to recreate our year-long chapter mentoring experience. Each day campers will create art projects that focus on Eye to Eye's core principles, such as metacognition, self-advocacy, and community: http://eyetoeyenational.org/programs/program_model
Throughout the week, campers will also work on Eye to Eye's My Advocacy Plan (MAP), which is a tool that campers can bring to their IEP or 504 Plan meetings.
Camp Eye to Eye is also able to utilize the fun facilities that are open to all 92nd Street Y campers. Each day our campers will take part in Camp Yomi activities, such as soccer, pioneering, swimming, and the ropes course.
Most of our Eye to Eye activities are in a covered outdoor area, and Camp Yomi will provide back-up activities in case of rain.
WHY ARE THE CAMPERS DOING ART PROJECTS?
Unlike other subjects in school with rules or expected outcomes, art has no rules and removes barriers to learning. You can use art however you choose to express your unique way of thinking. Art is the starting point where campers and counselors can talk about LD / ADHD, reducing anxiety and vulnerability for many campers. Every Eye to Eye art project is designed to bring out conversation about self-esteem, metacognition, academic accommodations, and self-advocacy.
IS FOOD PROVIDED?
Campers will bring their own lunch that will be refrigerated during the morning activities; Eye to Eye will provide them with snacks. If your child has severe food allergies, you should send him or her to camp each day with snacks.
HOW WILL MY CHILD GET TO AND FROM CAMP?
Eye to Eye is providing round trip bus transportation from New York City to Camp Yomi. The bus arrives and departs from the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Ave. The buses are air-conditioned and equipped with lavatories. Drop-off is between 8-8:30 am and pick-up is between 5-5:30 pm. Campers should be dropped off inside the 92nd Street Y every morning to be signed in by an adult. The only people authorized to pick up and sign out campers are those listed in the registration survey that you submitted. Please contact Eye to Eye staff if you would like to add other people to the pick-up list.
WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS?
Our counselors are all former and current Eye to Eye mentors from one of our 56 chapters. All of our counselors are college students or graduates, and they are trained to empower your child! We will roughly have a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio with additional Camp Directors (who are full-time Eye to Eye staff members).
WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK EACH DAY?
Campers do not need to bring art supplies, games, or other activities.
ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAMPERS’ FAMILIES TO GET INVOLVED?
Eye to Eye will host optional parent programs at the 92nd Street Y from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. These programs will help to provide as much support as possible to you and your LD/ADHD child. The exact room will be announced the day before.
Additionally, Friday afternoon is our Graduation Art Show, which will take place at the 92nd Street Y from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This activity is a celebration of the accomplishments from the week; camper friends and family are encouraged to attend. The room number in the 92nd Street Y will be announced some time during the week.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS HURT?
Camp Yomi is staffed with an infirmary for any injuries. Parents and/or emergency contacts will be contacted by Camp Eye to Eye staff when there is a visit to the infirmary.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
The cost of Camp Eye to Eye is $900 for the week, with $450 due upon registration, and the additional $450 due by May 1. The cancellation date is May 1, after which the deposit will not be returned. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis to families with demonstrated need. Please email Katie Hastings to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org.